Vision, Values and Strengths
CourageTo challenge in the best interests of our clients.
FocusUnrelenting focus on delivering excellence through creativity, innovation and quality.
GenerosityOutstanding generosity, loyalty and dedication to client service.
AmbitionTo succeed through continual growth and learning.
We are proud of our differentiation and key strengths:
FacilitationTop flight facilitation that helps client teams focus on results – rather than being both facilitator and participant.
PathfindersWe are a path finder in employee engagement processes that deliver business performance – one of the original few, and continuing to lead today.
Track RecordWe have a proven track record in designing communication which supports engagement of the right groups.
SpeedWe develop fast, rigorous solutions which are fit for purpose.
Aid the internal sponsorWe aid the internal sponsor and guide them on role model engagement and how hard to push an agenda.
Energy and enthusiasmWe offer an unlimited supply of energy and enthusiasm, tempered by deep experience and quite a few learnings along the way!
Engage for Change was founded in 2004
Engage for Change was founded in 2004 by John Smythe and Jerome Reback – Jerome contributed greatly to the Engage for Change
pantheon of experience and participates in client projects along with other distinguished associates.
Previously in 1989 John and Jerome, along with Colette Dorward, co-founded SmytheDorwardLambert, a path finder consultancy in internal/change and leader communication.
John’s credentials include facilitation at all levels, designing signature creative interventions, and coaching/advising internal teams and individuals.
He is a collegiate member of multi-disciplinary advisor teams, a seasoned and insightful speaker, and a sometimes future thinker in the industry.
He has published three books; The Velvet Revolution at Work; The Rise of Employee Engagement, The Fall of Command and Control (2013), The CEO; Chief Engagement Officer turning the hierarchy upside down to drive performance (2007), and Corporate Reputation; Managing the New Strategic Asset (1989 with Colette Dorward and Jerome Reback). A fourth on creative dynamics that enable people to shift from incremental to breakthrough thinking is at an early stage, again with Gower Ashgate as publisher.
John divides his time between London and the UK’s South Downs national park and travels regularly for client projects – he has worked on client projects across Europe, North and South America, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Africa and Scandinavia.
Currently John chairs Engage for Success’s Social Media sub group. Engage for Success is the UK government’s inquiry into how effective employee engagement can drive business performance – see www.engageforsuccess.org